Johnson, L. P. (2017). The status that troubled me: Re-examining work with black boys through a culturally sustaining pedagogical framework. Urban Education, 52(5), 561-584.
To understand how one participant “engage[s] in social action to solve problems,” this research utilizes critical narrative analysis to illustrate how researchers may re-enter into critical conversations with participants to interrupt deficit discourses used when describing the lives of Black male youth. This article analyzes the narrative of Teamer–a Black male from the urban south and former student of the researcher–alongside problematic and pervasive discourse to illustrate how individual narratives provide the context for re-examining normalized notions and how participating in critical meta-awareness can interrupt the deficit gaze placed upon Black males.
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